Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Kissel from cranberries

Mash cranberries. Pour out the juice. Boil the mashed cranberries for 5 minutes. Add sugar. Filter the compot from mashed berries. Add the juice.
Mix starch in cool water. Slowly pour starch into cranberry compot mixing it with a spoon and boil it for 2 minutes.

500 g of cranberries
1 table spoon of starch

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Pizza with mushrooms

Pour wheat flour on the table, form it like a volcano. Break an egg into a hole, add some sour cream, butter, vodka or cognac, salt, sugar, mix everything and make the dough. Cover the dough and keep it for 30-40 minutes.
Cut onions and start frying them. Cut and add garlic. Cut and add mushrooms. Add tomato paste, salt, pepper and other spices.
When the dough is ready, roll it into a thin circle, cover with stuffing, cut and add tomatoes, sweet paper, ham, olives and minced cheese.
Put to microwave for 15 minutes.

500 g of wheat flour
1 egg
100 g of sour cream
1 table spoon of vodka or cognac
1 onion
5 cloves of garlic
500 g of mushrooms
200 g tomato paste
1 tomato
1 sweet paper
100 ham
Some black olives
100 g of minced cheese

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Cutlets from mashed potatoes

Boil potatoes. Mash them. When mashed potatoes cools down add eggs and mix everything. Cut and fry onions. Add to mashed potatoes and mix. Form cutlets, roll them in flour and fry.

1 k of potatoes
2 eggs
2 onions
50 g of flour

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Pilau with cabbage

Cut meat and start frying it in the pot. Add salt. In ten minutes cut onions and add them to the meat for frying. Mince carrots and put them into the pot as well. Fry everything for ten more minutes, cut cabbage and add to the pot. In five minutes wash rice, add rice to the pot and add boiling water. Add salt and spices. Stew everything for 10 minutes, then turn off the stove and leave the pot for 10 minutes to stay covered.

500 g of meat
2 onions
2-3 carrots
500 g of cabbage
300 g of rice

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Toasts in egg

Break eggs into a bowl and mix. Add milk and mix. Add salt and mix. Slice up half a loaf of white bread. Dip the slices of bread into the mixture of eggs and milk and fry them.

Half a loaf of white bread
2 eggs
50-100 ml of milk

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Buckwheat kasha with cutlets

Soak white bread in milk. Use meat grinder to mince potatoes, onions, garlic and soaked bread. Break eggs, add minced meat, salt, spices and mix everything thoroughly. Form the mass into a geometric figures :-) and fry them.
Boil buckwheat for 15 minutes, then let it stew for 10 minutes. When serving add butter to kasha.

250-300 g of white bread
200 g of milk
1-2 potatoes
1-2 onions
3-4 cloves of garlic
4 eggs
1k of minced meat
300-500 g of buckwheat
25-50 g of butter

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Fried crucian carps

Do the most unwanted part of the job: scale the fish. It may take half an hour for 10 carps. Then salt the fish and fry it. You can roll the fish in flour before putting into the pan, if you want.

crucian carps

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Vareniks with sauerkraut

Pour out flour on the table. Form it like a volcano with a hole in the middle. Break an egg into this hole and add water and salt. Beat the dough until it become of plasticine consistence, then cover it and wait for 30-40 minutes.
Cut onions and grate carrots. Fry them. When ready add sauerkraut and stew the stuffing for 20-30 minutes.
Cut the dough to pieces and roll each piece so it gets thin. Then press it with a glass to have circle forms. Gather the rests and roll again. Put the stuffing inside the circles and press the edges.
Boil for 5-7 minutes. When serving, add fried onions.

3 glasses of flour
1 egg
2/3 glass of water
2-3 onions
2-3 carrots
500 g of sauerkraut

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Toasts with sprats

Slice up half a loaf of black bread. Fry or toast the slices of black bread. Rub the toasts with garlic. Open a can of sprats and put some on each toast. Also cut and add pickled cucumbers. Cover the toasts with parsley or dill.

Half a loaf of black bread
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 pickled cucumber
Some parsley or dill

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shchi (cabbage soup)

Boil water. Peel and cut potatoes. Put potatoes to the boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Add salt. Cut onions to small pieces and fry them. Put the sauerkraut to the boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Put the fried onions to the boiling water and turn off the heat. Wait for 5-10 minutes before eating.

2 potatoes
1-2 onions
300 g of sauerkraut

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Pasta a la marine

Fry minced meat. Boil pasta in salt water. Put the pasta under running cold water for 3 minutes and then pour out cold water. Put out the pasta into the pan with fried minced meat, mix and fry everything for 3 minutes.

300-400 g of pasta
500 g of minced meat

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Salad from crab sticks

Boil 6 eggs for 10 minutes. Cool them in the cold water to remove the shell easily. Cut the eggs to small pieces with knife or special steel net tool (don't know how it is called in English). Boil some rice (the less rice the more tasteful the salad). Cut crab sticks to small pieces. Open a can of sweet corn. Put everything into a big bowl, add mayonnaise and mix all ingredients thoroughly.

6 eggs
100 g of rice
500 g of crab sticks
400 g of sweet corn
100-200 g of mayonnaise

P.S. The salad was so tasty that I forgot to take a picture of it for uploading to this post.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Pancakes with mashed potatoes and meat

Break 4 eggs to a big bowl and mix them. Pour half a liter of milk and mix it with eggs. Add enough wheat flour to get a liquid of sour cream density. Mix it very thoroughly. Add some pinches of salt and sunflower oil. Mix everything once more and start making pancakes.

The art of pancakes for me is in spreading the batter all over the pan quickly and evenly. Also if you want to have safe and unharmed pancakes you should turn them over by throwing them up and catching them back on the pan. As I had no experience before I could do it right only with 30% of pancakes, others I helped with a shovel.

Ok. Let’s do the stuffing. Boil some potatoes in salt water, pour out water and mash potatoes (I add some milk while mashing). Cut onions to small pieces and fry onions with minced meat. Mix everything.

I fold the stuffing into pancakes the following way: put the stuffing in the center of the pancake and fold it from two sides, then I roll the pancake from one of its other two sides.

4 eggs
1 liter of milk
200-300 g of weat flour
200 g of sunflower oil
1 kilo of potatoes
2 big onions
500 g of minced meat

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